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Revolutionizing Talent Development at Whirlpool Brazil: A Case Study
Tuesday 06/19/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
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You will learn how to design and conduct highly-effective multicultural leadership programs. 

In 2015, Whirlpool Brazil had the challenge of accelerating the development of managers and employees mapped in their talent pool. After the success of the pilot program, which accelerated the readiness of 41% of the participants and supported the evolution of 75% of the leaders in their internal evaluation, the need to transform this action into a global program capable of developing and preparing any leader in the organization was clear. Thus, the Global Program was launched, so far training more than 200 leaders from more than 15 different countries. This session will share the key learnings and challenges by highlighting the necessary adaptations in conducting a multicultural program that targets diverse leader profiles, so that you can also implement programs capable of effectively developing any leader of any nationality or organization. During this session, you will: 

  • Learn about the main methodologies, references and tools used in this global project, which will help you build effective and impactful development actions that are as great as those of other top leadership development centers around the world.
  • Explore the challenges faced and the solutions created to make a successful global program possible, which includes reaching out to and involving different audiences, ages, genders, nationalities and experiences and generating sustainable behavioral changes that impact your business.
  • Experience Whirlpool’s unique methodology in practice, preparing you to create leadership programs that consider diversity and are appropriate to a VUCA world that is fully interdependent and connected.
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